Andrea Pollack

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Andrea Pollack
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Andrea Pollack in 1977
Personal information
Nationality East German
Born (1961-05-08) 8 May 1961 (age 56)
Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, East Germany now Germany
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, Freestyle
Club SC Dynamo Berlin

Andrea Pollack (born 8 May 1961 in Schwerin) is a former butterfly swimmer from East Germany, who won two gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada at age fifteen. She won individual 200 m butterfly and with the women's relay team in the 4×100 m medley. Pollack also collected two silvers at the Montreal Games.

She won a gold in 4×100 m medley relay and a silver in the 100 m butterfly at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. In 1978 she twice broke the world record in the women's 200 m butterfly. She was a member of SC Dynamo Berlin. In 1998, several former East German swimmers have gone public with accusations against their coaches and physicians that they were systematically doped, Andrea Pollack being one of them.[1]


  1. ^ "Drugs update". Sports Publications. July 1998. Retrieved 2008-03-11. [dead link]

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Preceded by
East Germany Christiane Knacke
Women's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

July 3, 1978 – April 11, 1980
Succeeded by
United States Mary T. Meagher
Preceded by
East Germany Rosemarie Gabriel
Women's 200 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

April 9, 1978 – July 7, 1979
Succeeded by
United States Mary T. Meagher